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"Marked by plethora big and small occasions, the calendar of June is filled with various fairs and festivals like famous Hemis Festival in Jammu and Kashmir and Ganga Dussehra in Uttar Pradesh, coloring the heart of the people of India."
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Indian Fairs & Festivals in June

Sindhu Darshan Festival (Leh, Jammu & Kashmir) - 1st to 3rdJune, 2010

As the name indicates, Sindhu Darshan is dedicated to paying homage to the River Sindhu(Indus). It is organized in the towering hillocks of Leh and attracts tourist from different parts of the world. The main objective behind arranging the event is to bring into limelight the multi-dimensional cultural identity and communal harmony within the society. Make-shift stalls in the festival ground display colorful handicrafts of Ladakh and hence are great shopping area for foreigners.

Hemis Festival (Jammu & Kashmir) - 20th to 21st June, 2010

Hemis Festival commemorates the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. It is celebrated in the divine Hemis Gompa, the biggest of all Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh. Lamas from different corner of the globe visit the place and engage themselves in performing rituals. Mask dances following the rhythm of drum beats, long horns and cymbals are major attractions in the festival.

Ganga Dussehra ( North India) - 11th June, 21st June, 2010

The festival is devoted to the worship of pious Ganges. It is greatly celebrated in places, blessed with the pristine flow of this holy river. Devotees visit places like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Garh-Mukteshwar, Prayag etc, take a refreshing dip and perform holy Aartis. In the evening, the Ganga Ghats sparkles with beholding the glowing clay lamps.

Champakulam Boat Race (Kerala) - 26th June, 2010

The festival is devoted to the worship of pious Ganges. It is greatly celebrated in places, blessed with the pristine flow of this holy river. Devotees visit places like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Garh-Mukteshwar, Prayag etc, take a refreshing dip and perform holy Aartis. In the evening, the Ganga Ghats sparkles with beholding the glowing clay lamps.

 



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